French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.